Deal Current Hopes to Level ‘Daily Deal’ Playing Field for Local Media

Daily deals are one of the hottest new areas for local advertising and promotions, with Groupon, Living Social and more than 150 other players rolling out their own versions. At least two companies, Click ‘N Shout and Deal Current, are targeting local media companies as partners. Basically, they’ll provide the technical and logistical know-how, and […]

One Newspaper’s Revenue Strategy: Hardcore Focus on Local, Print

Newspapers can still win with a hardcore community focus in their journalism and advertising, and a renewed emphasis on print. Or at least, that’s s the message delivered by Ed Moss, the newly installed publisher of The San Diego Union Tribune, which was sold a few months ago at a firesale price to Platinum Equity, […]

Kill the Innovators: San Diego U-T Lays Off Online Leaders

These are tough, fast-changing times for newspapers, and many of them are taking severe measures to get back on track. Sometimes, it means putting the innovative online guy in charge of print too, as Bay Area News Group has done with online advertising head David Prizer. But sometimes, it means consolidating power under the old […]